Abe’s Retreat reel

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

Abe's Retreat has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Abe's Retreat
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
A2cB ABcd|efgf e2 A2-|-ABAG EBBA|GEFD ~E3G|
A2cB ABcd|efgf efgz|aba2 gfed|1 cAAG A2EG:|2 cAAG A2ce||
~a3g ~e3f|gefd efge|a2ag ~e3f|gefd efge|
az a3 gef|gefd efge|aba2 gfed|1 cAAG A2ce:|2 cAAG A2cB||
X: 2
T: Abe's Retreat
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A2cB A2c2|de3 e2 AA| A2 AA B2 BA| GE3 E4|
A2cB A2c2|de3 e2 aa|b2 a2 geed|1 ^cAAG A4:|2 ^cAAG A2ee||
eaaa gfef|g2 f2 e2 ee|a2 a2 b3a|ge3 e2 ee|
eaaa gfef|g2 f2 e2 aa|b2 a2 geed|1 ^cAAG A4:|2 ^cAAG A2ee||

Four comments

Abe’s Retreat

From Gavin Whelan’s ‘In Full Flight’.

Abe’s Retreat, X:2

One of my favorite Old-Time tunes of all time. This is the version that I learned and play. Great for mandolin and fiddle. If you play this on tenor banjo, and wonder why the clawhammer banjo recordings sound better, it’s probably cause you are picking too close to the bridge; move your hand up higher for those Old-Time tunes, or learn to play 5-string clawhammer and buy a new banjo.
When played SLOWLY, this tune is amazing. Use lots of hammer-ons and slides when you feel like it, cause why not!?